October 1st – Indian Summer Blues Fest

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The Central Valley Blues Society has put together an AMAZING concert to end the music season at ApCal. Three great Blues bands will be ROCKIN’ the ApCal stage. Don’t miss the final concert of the season!

Doors open at 4pm – Music from 5-10pm • Tickets are $10 per person available for purchase at ApCal ahead of time or at the door
Great food, ice cold beer and plenty of fine local wine • Pet friendly for friendly pets – bring clean-up supplies
Bring your own lawn chair – limited seating provided
21 yrs & older only – NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL

Mike Hammar are the Nails

[custom_frame_right]Mike Hammer and the Nails[/custom_frame_right]Mike Hammar has been playing the blues up and down the state of California for the past 25 years. This Oklahoma born Native American was brought up on the blues by his father Mike Hammar, Sr. who introduced him to the music of Lightin’ Hopkins, Gatemouth Brown, T-Bone Walker, and BB King. After years of being a sideman, Mike set out to create his own legacy. He put together a hard working blues band in 2001 and swore he would do his best to write, record, and perform his own style of blues. Mike Hammar and his band, The Nails, released their first album “Going Home” in the summer of 2004. Their album has received airplay on American Roots Music Radio in Norway, England, Germany, Belgium, Canada, and on the college radio circuit here in the United States. In 2009, Mike and the band won the prestigious Monterey Bay Blues Festival’s Battle of the Blues Bands. They followed that up with the release of their second album “Recipe for the Blues” in the summer of 2010. This sophomore effort presented 12 eclectic blues tunes written and produced by Mike Hammar.

Deja Blues

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Deja Blues is a regional blues band based in Fresno, Ca. We have been together roughly 10 years. Even though we have had some musician changes over the years we consider them all Deja Blues players forever. The core of the original band is Jim “Gumbo” Furnas (Guitar) and Don Heflin (Bass). We currently have Rich Graham on Keyboards, Don “Squeak” Clarey on Drums and Jeff Hallock on Harmonica. We hope it stays this way from here on out. We play a wide variety of blues and aim to please everyone. The
feel and groove we bring to our shows is true from our heart.

Jackie Turner – Blues Experience

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Jackie Turner, has played around the Central Valley and State for over 40 years. His recent return to the Blues Circuit has brought out fans from all around.
Jackie has backed up blues artist such as, Charlie Musselwhite, Guitar Shorty, Larry Davis, Harmonica Fats, Dado Wilson, Harmonica Slim, Bimbo Walker, Sonny Rhodes, Ron Thompson and so on. His amazing guitar playing mesmerizes all who are present to his performance. Since he goes on first at this event I suggest everyone get there early not to miss one note.